When you are self employed and work from home it’s difficult to motivate yourself sometimes. The fact that you are responsible for the income that you generate should be motivation enough, but there are days where you don’t know what tasks to start first and this leads to demotivation. I’ve experienced this myself, and my advice is this.
Create yourself an Excel spreadsheet or use Word on your PC and list ALL of the tasks that you want to complete by the end of the week. Put the list of tasks in importance order if possible, and then concentrate on that one task and no other task until it is complete.
Once complete, mark off the task off your list and go on to the next job in hand. You might have to put a task on hold, so make a note why it’s gone on hold and move on to the next task. You will feel satisfied knowing you are moving through this list of tasks and will feel much more motivated.
Take breaks, mid morning, lunch time and afternoon and make sure you turn off the computer or unplug the phone after 5pm so that you have a few hours to relax and unwind before you go to bed - working late will make your brain active, which leads to a bad nights sleep.Tweet